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Integrative Health

Healthy plate of foodOur new integrative health service at Tamar Chiropractic gives our patients the opportunity to achieve optimum levels of function and health through an integrated and functional medicine approach.

Looking at Health Differently

Dr Carlos Sanchez is an integrative GP who  began his medical careers working in more traditional hospital and general practice roles before turning his attention towards integrated medicine. The integrated medicine approach allows him to focus on how nutrition, toxins and the gut microbiome play major roles in physical and mental health and performance.

Dr Carlos Sanchez pursued additional training through the Australian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine.

Dr Carlos Sanchez has an interest in ketogenic diets and nutritional therapy with courses completed at the Australasian College of Medical Nutrition. He also has a keen interest in enhancing sports performance through nutrition and strength training.

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Why an Integrative GP at Tamar Chiropractic?

Our clinics offer a range of services to help you achieve your health goals. An Integrative GP fits with the vision of our practice to provide quality holistic care to our patients.

Helping Chronic Conditions

Examples of chronic health conditions where integrative medicine may be of assistance:

  • Neurological issues (headaches, cognitive problems, brain fog, etc)
  • Mental health issues (anxiety, depression)
  • Fatigue (chronic fatigue, adrenal fatigue, post-Covid fatigue)
  • Cardiometabolic conditions (hypertension, cholesterol, diabetes, obesity, ischemic heart disease, etc)
  • Lung diseases (asthma, COPD)
  • Gastrointestinal problems (bad breath, reflux, nausea, bloating, constipation, IBD)
  • Thyroid conditions (hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism)
  • Autoimmune conditions
  • Arthritis
  • Children’s health problems (headaches, eczema, asthma, constipation, recurrent infections such as otitis media and tonsillitis, etc)
  • Children’s behavioural issues (tantrums, attention deficit, oppositional defiance)
  • Children’s cognitive developmental concerns
Integrative medicine may also assist those interested in fitness, sport, even competitive athletes, and anyone wishing to optimise their physical and mental health and performance.

Book an Appointment

Contact us today to learn more about the service and to book a consult with Dr Carlos Sanchez, our Integrative GP.
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is an integrative GP?

This is a general practitioner who practises integrative medicine (which can also come under the terms integrative health, integrated health, functional medicine, as well as nutritional and environmental medicine).

What is integrative medicine?

This is the integration of conventional and complementary medicine approaches in a way that is tailored by the doctor for each patient. The aim is to get to the root cause/s of health issues, and better help the body to be restored to health and function better.

It is a holistic method, which means it approaches chronic disease and health problems from the perspective of the whole person, taking into account various factors (such as diet, toxic chemical exposures, stress, sleep, etc) that may be influencing disease. Appointments can often take a lot longer than a standard GP appointment, in the interest of going through each patient’s history and presenting concerns thoroughly.

What does integrative medicine use from the conventional medical approach?

From the conventional approach, integrative medicine can employ standard blood testing, radiological imaging, pharmaceutical medications (although, like any good doctor should, prescription drugs are minimised or avoided if appropriate) and referrals to specialists, when indicated.

What does integrative medicine use from the complementary approach?

From the complementary approach, integrative medicine can employ further less common blood testing (such as for nutrient levels like zinc and copper). Other tests, such as testing for problems with the gastrointestinal microbiome (that can be a root cause of various physical, cognitive and mental health conditions) can also be employed.

Remedies are often related to improving nutrient intake to the body (through diet changes and supplements), reducing toxic sources (such as poor diet choices, personal care products, the home, car and work environments), optimising the microbiome and optimising detoxification. Stress, sleep and exercise may also be addressed.

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